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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Indirect Object with Special Verbs

369. Some verbs ordinarily intransitive may have an Accusative of the direct object along with the Dative of the indirect (cf. § 362. a):—

cui cum rēx crucem minārētur (Tusc. 1.102), and when the king threatened him with the cross.

Crētēnsibus obsidēs imperāvīt (Manil. 35), he exacted hostages of the Cretans.

omnia sibi īgnōscere (Vell. 2.30), to pardon one's self everything.

Ascaniōne pater Rōmānās invidet arcēs (Aen. 4.234), does the father envy Ascanius his Roman citadels? [With invideō this construction is poetic or late.]

a. With the passive voice this dative may be retained:—

quī iam nunc sanguinem meum sibi indulgērī aequum cēnset (Liv. 40.15.16), who even now thinks it right that my blood should be granted to him as a favor.

singulīs cēnsōribus dēnāriī trecentī imperātī sunt (Verr. 2.137), three hundred denarii were exacted of each censor.

Scaevolae concessa est fācundiae virtūs (Quint. 12.3.9), to Scaevola has been granted excellence in oratory.

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